It goes without saying that following a healthy diet and going to the gym regularly will help you lose weight. Many people know that, but sometimes such monotonous routine can become boring. The result of a boring routine is eventually going to be quitting and that’s why you need to find new ways to lose weight and achieve your goals. To help you with that, here are five most exciting and even unusual ways to lose a few pounds.
Fitness Video Games
Video games are a great means of entertainment, but video game companies have brought gaming to another level. Now, you don’t have to control a game only with your fingers because there are games with sensors that will engage your whole body. Nintendo and Xbox have developed many sports games that will actually feel like a real workout. For example, there are competitive sports games where you can run (in one spot) in order to win a race. Also, there are motion games for playing tennis, boxing, and there are even games that focus on getting fit by involving a great workout routine while having fun.
Believe it or not, belly dance can help you burn that belly fat. Since it focuses all the energy in your stomach, it can strengthen your abs and burn stubborn calories. Also, it will help you learn how to better control your body, it will dance away stress, improve your body posture and blood circulation. This is a great workout if you like dancing and you get to learn a few new moves.
For many, martial arts seem violent, but they don’t see the fun in them and a great way to lose weight quickly. Boxing and kickboxing exercises will focus on strengthening your core and improving your cardio which are essential parts of weight-loss. Also, these sports are a great way of blowing off some steam and relieving stress while you have the opportunity to sharpen you self-defence skills.
If you’ve ever seen a soccer player, you will know they have zero fat on their bodies. The reason is simple – soccer is a great cardio and strength exercise. However, you don’t have to become a professional soccer player in order to lose a few pounds. All that’s necessary are some friends, a trip to the soccer shop for some gear and a big field where you can play. Running, sudden changes in course and ball control will help you learn how to manoeuvre your body in every direction and it will help you strengthen your core, work on your abs, glutes and legs.
If you have a park nearby and a Frisbee, you can easily get a great workout every day. Whether you take your dog with you to blow off some steam or you invite a group of friends, Frisbee throwing can burn plenty of calories. All the throwing, running, catching and jumping will engage your whole body and break some sweat. A 30 minute game can burn you nearly 100 calories and help you relieve some stress and have fun. However, if you don’t have a Frisbee, you can even try volleyball or some other similar game.
Another interesting way to lose weight is by using your feet to draw numbers and letter while doing cardio – Bokwa. This fun exercise combines capoeira, kickboxing, some elements of African dance and fancy step footwork that will make your feet and ankles stronger. Also, it can burn up to 1,200 calories and tone your lower body muscles.
Don’t get stuck in a boring workout routine when there are many other exercises and sports you can do. Each time you lack motivation, try something new and achieve your goals fast and in fun way.